What better time to kickstart your spring cleaning routine? Here are a few quick and easy cleaning jobs you can get done during lockdown.

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Get your Minky out, it's time to do some spring cleaning!

Now we're all facing social distancing and spending more time at home, there's no excuse not to tackle those pesky jobs we've been meaning to do for months now. We've listed a few below to urge you to get your cleaning caddy out.

Clean your skirting boards

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Make sure to dust your skirting boards first with a feather duster and then go in with warm soapy water. If you've got any tough stains on your skirting boards, use some white wine vinegar diluted in warm water to tackle them.

Deep clean your oven

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We all have 'clean the oven' on our spring cleaning list however this job does take quite a bit of time. If you're interested in taking the natural cleaning route, we've put together a few of our favourite cleaning ideas. To clean your oven naturally, a mixture of bicarbonate of soda, white wine vinegar and lemon juice should successfuly do the job.  

Make your hardware gleam again

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Cleaning your fixtures and fittings can really make a difference to the overall look of a space. Make taps sparkling again by taking a toothbrush, soaking it in fresh lemon juice and giving them a good scrub. Leave for a good 10 minutes then wipe dry and they should be refreshed and beautifully clean.

Freshen up your soft furnishings

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Our sofas and soft furnishings can take battering over the winter, so now spring has rolled around, take some time in freshening them up a bit. Take off the seat and back cushions of the sofa, give everything a hoover and spritz with diluted Zoflora. We'd recommend leaving your cushions and throws outside to air for a few hours before putting them back in their place. 

Empty and clean the fridge 

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Grime can build up quite quickly in a fridge yet it's an easy task to ignore, but now is the perfect opportunity to take time deep cleaning our appliances. Be sure to take the trays and drawers out and thoroughly wash them with warm soapy water separately. We'd also suggest some fridge liners if you want to avoid doing this as much in the future – they simply slot on to your fridge trays and you can easily take them out and wipe them clean.

Shine your mirrors

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First go in with your favourite glass cleaning solution and clean the mirror, make sure you use an up-and-down motion instead of a circular one, as this can cause streaks. Finish by wiping down with white wine vinegar for a sparkling finish. 

  

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